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Five people fatally stabbed in Australian shopping center

Five people were stabbed to death at a shopping centre in Australia’s Sydney on Saturday, and the assailant has been shot dead by police, local media reported. Witnesses said a man was chasing and slashing people with a knife before Westfield Bondi Junction was evacuated and locked down, according to a report by dailytelegraph.com.au. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was briefed by the Australian Federal Police in Canberra, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The police are probing the terror links. Details are awaited. In a post on X, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, “Our hearts go out to those injured and we offer our thanks to those caring for them as well as our brave police and first responders.”

The incident took place at a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia on Saturday. The assailant was shot dead by police after fatally stabbing five people. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was briefed by the Australian Federal Police on the matter. The police are investigating any terror links in connection with the attack.

The motive behind the attack is currently unknown as the investigation is ongoing. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese expressed his condolences for the victims and gratitude towards the emergency responders involved in the incident. Further details are awaited as authorities continue to gather information related to the tragic event.

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